3475 N. Peck Road, El Monte, CA 91731 Call us at (626) 442-3180

12130 Washington Blvd, Whittier, CA 90606 Call us at (562) 646-3240

Star Tire provides Diesel Engine Repair services to El Monte, CA, Whittier, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and other surrounding areas.

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Description of Diesel Engine Repair

Built with durability, reliability, and optimization in mind, diesel engine systems are designed to use their own compression to ignite fuel. In gasoline engines, the fuel is mixed with air, compressed by pistons, and ignited by a spark plug. The rate of compression in a diesel engine is more than three times that of a regular gasoline engine system. In a diesel engine system, the air is compressed at a high compression ratio, which introduces a great amount of heat. Following this compression, fuel is directly injected into the cylinder, where the fuel vapor is ignited. Diesel engines are built without spark plugs. Instead, diesel systems use glow plugs to start and run more efficiently in colder temperatures. Glow plugs have two heating elements that allow them to get very hot very quickly for fast starts. Turbochargers increase the compression ignition by quickly compressing the air flowing into the engine, allowing for more air to flow into the chamber. More air in the combustion chamber means more fuel can be added to the combustion process. Turbochargers provide diesel engine systems with improved efficiency, and ultimately, more miles per gallon of diesel fuel.

Benefits of Diesel Engine Repair

Your diesel engine plays a major role in your vehicle, so it is especially important that you be aware of problems and seek repairs immediately. Because diesel engines make a considerable amount of noise during normal, everyday operation, diagnosing diesel engine problems can be hard to do if you are listening in on the engine. However, there are a number of symptoms you can watch out for that indicate your diesel engine needs maintenance. A diesel engine running at lower RPMs or a hard-to-start engine are signs of low fuel pressure, but these signs may also be symptoms of an insufficient fuel supply or poor fuel quality. Allowing our staff to troubleshoot your diesel engine can help ensure that the proper repair procedures are followed to repair the engine. Every diesel engine manufacturer requires different preventive maintenance procedures, so referring to your owner’s manual will help in planning and scheduling routine maintenance services. Keeping all diesel engine components—glow plugs, fuel injectors, and turbochargers—in proper working order will increase the life of your diesel engine system while promoting overall vehicle maintenance.

Star Tire proudly serves the Diesel Engine Repair needs of customers in El Monte, CA, Whittier, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : El Monte CA | Los Angeles CA | Whittier CA | and surrounding areas

Excessive Noise Diagnostic

By default, diesel engines produce a louder roar than their gas engine counterparts. However, not all loud noises are normal...

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Excessive Smoke Diagnostic

From worn cylinders and piston rings to faulty injectors and valves, there are many reasons a diesel engine may emit excessive smoke...

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Hard Starting and Drivability Diagnostic

Diesel engines contain many components and small systems that, when damaged or worn, can lead to hard starting and...

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Turbocharger Repair

A turbocharger is a forced induction system, a type of system responsible for bringing air into the combustion chamber of an engine...

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Star Tire

Star Tire is your source for tires, rims, and auto repair services. For more than 50 years, we've served customers from throughout the San Gabriel Valley with the auto services they need to keep their vehicles running at their best. We have two locations in El Monte CA and Whittier CA to better serve your car care needs. See our well-trained staff for passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires that take into account both your budget and your need for performance. Need rims? We can help there too with our wheel selection. Make Star Tire your auto service center for all repairs and scheduled vehicle maintenance, as both of our locations offer services like oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignments, and more for both foreign and domestic vehicles. Contact us today to schedule your auto service appointment or to get a quote on an auto repair at one of our shops. 

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Phone: (626) 442-3180
Fax: 626-442-8343
Address: 3475 N. Peck Road
El Monte, CA 91731
Phone: 562-646-3240
Fax: 562-646-3243
Address: 12130 Washington Blvd
Whittier, CA 90606

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